Alcoa Wheels Contribute to Environmentally Friendly Coca-Cola Distribution Trucks in Belgium

November 17, 2009

CLEVELAND–Renault Trucks and Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium (CCEB) are joining
forces to reduce their environmental impact, and Alcoa wheels are
playing a part.

Renault Trucks is making a test vehicle with a hybrid propulsion system
available to Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium – a move which will speed up
development of the Renault Premium Distribution Hybrys Tech by having it
used under actual operating conditions.

To make the vehicle even more environmentally friendly, it is equipped
with Alcoa forged aluminum wheels with the easy to clean Dura-Bright®
surface treatment. Alcoa wheels are not only lighter than steel, but
also stronger and are 100% recyclable. Their reduced weight results in
fewer emissions.

About Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland,
Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets
with products used in a range of applications including cast and forged
aluminum wheels, aluminum space frames, specialized vacuum die cast
products, niche products such as Dura-Bright® and Dura-Flange® wheels
and M-Series™ medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other
aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three
divisions: Transportation Products, Commercial Vehicle Wheels, and
Automotive Wheels. It employs 2,800 people at 30 locations worldwide.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the production and management of
primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its
active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry.
Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing
design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s
businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components
including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings,
Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and
investment castings, and building systems. The Company has been named
one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs
approximately 63,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
information can be found at